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The Bold and the Beautiful is the first show to go back in production
June 16th, 2020 under Coronavirus, TV Soaps. [ Comments: none ]

Ever since late March, television production has been halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. While most shows can wait to get back to work a little while longer, soap operas cannot. Now that Governor Gavin Newsom has given Hollywood permission the literal green light to go back to work, The Bold and the Beautiful is going to begin filming tomorrow. They will be the first US broadcast show to do that.

According to Deadline, the cast and crew were all tested for COVID-19 yesterday. They will continue to be tested from now on to make sure they do not have it. Everyone will be required to wear masks when they are not on camera or in makeup.

To make sure they are following the rules, CBS hired a COVID-19 coordinator to monitor the staff. (Where can I get that job? I have become a terror when it comes to making sure everyone is wearing masks in stores.)

Back to the show, the CBS soap operas, B&B and The Young and the Restless, were the first daytime dramas to run out of new episodes back in April, so it makes sense that they would be the first to go back to work. B&B is also the only half-hour show in the genre, so it is probably easiest for them to return.

However, they will not be returning to normal. Writers are reworking the scripts to have smaller amounts of the cast members on the set at any given time. They will also be working shorter hours so that they will have less interaction with each other.

Hopefully, things will go smoothly for them because everyone will be watching them to see how everything turns out. If they f*ck it up, everyone else will be f*cked. No pressure at all.

No word when their new episodes will start to air, but it could be as early as next month.

We do not know when the other soaps will go back into production, but Days of our Lives still has a few months of new shows in their stockpile. They should be last, since they are a well-oiled machine.


Soap actress Judi Evans contracts COVID-19 while she is in the hospital
June 9th, 2020 under Coronavirus, TV Soaps. [ Comments: none ]

On May 21st, Judi Evans fell off of a horse, and she was rushed to the hospital with several broken bones. That was the only the beginning of her problems. According to Soap Opera Digest, doctors discovered a clot in her lungs that was not related to the accident. They said the accident saved her life. However, being hospitalized has risked it.

Her rep, Howie Tiger Simon, explained how:
I spoke to Judi on Sunday and she is STILL in the hospital – 23 days now and counting.
She contracted COVID-19 while there and she had what is known as the COVID blood clots in her legs and she nearly had both legs amputated on two different occasions. She had mild symptoms – fever, aches, a cough and the blood clots. On top of everything, when she went into surgery on one of her legs, they forgot to numb the leg and cut into her leg while she was fully conscience with no numbing of the area! However speaking to her on Sunday, she was in good spirits and back to Judi “humor” despite all these spiraling turn of events. She has said she appreciates all the prayers for her and they’ve helped her mentally, physically and spiritually! She just wants to continue to test negative on COVID19 before she can go home and get the rest she so needs!!!

Hopefully, the Days of Our Lives star will be able to go home soon and recover. Evans looked good on Good Morning America today with all she has been going through.


The Daytime Emmys is coming back to television!
May 20th, 2020 under Coronavirus, Emmys, Game Shows, Talk Shows, TV Soaps. [ Comments: none ]

The Daytime Emmys used to air on broadcast television every year. However, when the ratings dropped, and it was eventually moved to online after airing on The CW and cable networks.

This year has been crazy because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it is benefiting from that fact. Come June 26th, the awards show, that highlights soap operas, game shows, kids shows, and talk shows, will be airing on CBS.

Since COVID-19 is still prominent in Los Angeles, everyone will be participating from home. That should be very interesting. The celebrities did not have to dress up for the Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon, but daytime television is a much different beast. They are used to being dressed to the nines when they are in front of the cameras. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how they dress up for the big night in their living rooms.

It will also be interesting to see what happens when The Talk wins. How will the hosts handle who gives their speech when, and will they talk over each other? That alone is enough reason for me to watch.

Yet, that is not why I will tuning in. I will be doing so to support this genre. Since a lot of us will be stuck at home on that day, why not watch. What else is there to see?

Nominations will be announced tomorrow on The Talk. I expect The Bold and The Beautiful to get nominated. That will give them two consecutive days of good news because they were picked up until 2022.


General Hospital runs out of episodes on May 21st
May 12th, 2020 under TV Soaps. [ Comments: none ]

Last month, CBS’s The Young & The Restless and The Bold & The Beautiful ran out of new episodes, and they have been doing themed weeks ever since.

On May 21st, General Hospital will be in the same position. What is ABC going to do? Beginning on May 25th until June 21st, they will be reairing some of the best Nurses Ball episodes from over the years, according to Daytime Confidential.

Hopefully, this will keep their fans satisfied until they can start production again.

Come June, Days of our Lives will be the only Soap Opera airing new episodes. They are good through the summer. I have a feeling a lot of Daytime Drama fans are going to discover how good the NBC Soap is.


Susan Lucci brings back Erica Kane for a good reason
May 2nd, 2020 under Frat Pack, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jimmy Fallon, Susan Lucci, TV Soaps, Will Ferrell. [ Comments: none ]

It has been nine years since Susan Lucci said goodbye to her iconic All My Children character, but yesterday she transformed into Erica Kane for Jimmy Fallon’s The Longest Days of our Lives.

What is that? It is a weekly soap opera that airs on The Tonight Show, and it stars Fallon, Will Ferrell, and Kristen Wiig. Yesterday, they had some special guest stars like Lucci. She was not the only soap star because it also included Days’ Mary Beth Evans, General Hospital’s Maurice Bernard, and Dynasty’s Heather Locklear. There was some guy named Jake Gyllenhaal that was also part of it.

Anyways they all did it to help raise money for the Actor’s Fund that supports actors and crew members who are out of work due to COVID-19.

To see the full segment, then click here!


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